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Marlin Bill's

Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
+506 2682 0458
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“burgers” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great menu with a nice variety of food and drink. Marvelous margaritas! Nice views. We brought our fish by every afternoon and had delicious meals each night, the cost was fair. The staff is very helpful. The cats: Snapper, Moose Jenner and LaNoche are cool...More

Thank Lazrlady
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were the only people in, but staff were friendly, menu varied and the food tasty. Our large party had a variety of dishes, which everyone was happy with. Deserts were popular. A little on the pricey side for what it was, but Americans seem...More

Thank Pontelandords
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Good thing the hamburger is much smaller than the bun for it was flavorless. I saw American cheese on it however it had no cheese taste or even the feeling you were eating a cheeseburger. Screwed up my side items so the meal I ordered...More

Thank MissKahn
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had dinner here during our stay in Nosara and had an incredible meal. Bill is the ultimate host and went out of his way to make sure everything was alright.

Thank drmolar2016
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Everyone knows everyone here. Bill introduced himself. Fish was pretty good and service was good and with a smile. Funny story about my Irish coffee order - instead of dessert. It came back coffee and baileys. Not Irish whiskey, not whipped cream, not Khalua. Oh...More

Thank ReallyMeC
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We ate here at least 4 times and enjoyed it very much. The service was friendly and the food really good. Even our children enjoyed it. We were here December 2015. Sorry it took so long to write a review.

Thank HeidiWolfgangG
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice dinner with a romantic view of the water. Definitely pricey but worth it for a nice dinner

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went for lunch and found Marlin Bill's to be very relaxing. Very nice service and quality food. Would go back for sure!

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great view from the hillside to the ocean. Watch the sunset. Meal was wonderful. French onion soup, Chicken Parmesan was enormous and delicious, Just a wonderful meal.

Thank Hpet62
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Marlin Bill's is an unpretentious bar and restaurant that doesn't try to be anything other than a nice place to get a great meal with a killer view of the Pacific. At various times of the day you'll find locals mixed in with visitors in...More

Thank Donald_and_Leila
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Stella O
11 March 2015|
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Response from Tracie-GRM | Property representative |
Hola, Stella! You can call the restaurant at 2682 0458 from Costa Rica, or if you're calling from the US, you can dial 011-506-2682-0458.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Coconut Harry's Surf Shop | Diagonally across from Cafe de Paris, Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Nosara
  • Phone Number: +506 2682 0458
  • E-mail
In business since 1994, Marlin Bill's offers guests of our open-air dining room panoramic views of Guiones, the ocean, and Costa Rica's world-famous sunsets, along with mouth-watering options from our eclectic menu of choice steaks, chops, fresh seafood, family fare, and dreamy desserts. Daily food and drink specials, and our ability to cater to large parties, make Marlin Bill's beloved by both visitors and locals.
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